Key Point 3:
The final key message for this week is the most basic but most important advice; Proper hand washing and not touching your face. We have PDFs and social media graphics about this on the website. The county has posted them in all bathrooms. They are in multiple languages. We will have an audio version in Kinyarwanda, Karen and Arabic available very soon.
Please remind our community to:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Wash with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. If water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face. You cannot get sick from this virus if it does not enter your nose, mouth or eyes.
- Cough and sneeze into a bent elbow or tissue, then throw away the tissue.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you or a family member is sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces.
- People with mild symptoms should stay home and rest. People who are severely ill or at high risk for severe illness should stay home and call their health care provider.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
• Older adults (60+)
• People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
• Stock up on supplies.
• Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
• When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
• Avoid crowds as much as possible.•
During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible.